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Leghorn

[ leg-hawrn for 1-3; leg-ern, -hawrn for 4 ]
/ ˈlɛgˌhɔrn for 1-3; ˈlɛg ərn, -ˌhɔrn for 4 /
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noun
English name of Livorno.
(lowercase) a fine, smooth, plaited straw.
(lowercase) a hat made of such straw, often having a broad, soft brim.
one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens that are prolific layers of white-shelled eggs.
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British Dictionary definitions for Leghorn (1 of 2)

leghorn
/ (ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn) /

noun
a type of Italian wheat straw that is woven into hats
any hat made from this straw when plaited

Word Origin for leghorn

C19: named after Leghorn (Livorno)

British Dictionary definitions for Leghorn (2 of 2)

Leghorn

noun
(ˈlɛɡˌhɔːn) the English name for Livorno
(lɛˈɡɔːn) a breed of domestic fowl laying white eggs
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